athenahealth's Cloud-Based Services Platform, athenaNet®, Now Certified for Cerner Interoperability
Integrated platforms designed to improve health data exchange and care outcomes for providers
WATERTOWN, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- athenahealth, Inc. (NAS: ATHN) , a leading provider of cloud-based electronic health record (EHR), practice management, and care coordination services to medical groups and health systems, today announced that Cerner has certified athenaNet®, athenahealth's suite of cloud-based services, for interoperability with the Cerner network. athenaNet is comprised of four core cloud-based services: athenaClinicals® (EHR); athenaCollector® (practice management); athenaCommunicator® (care coordination); and athenaClaritySM (analytics). The Cerner Interoperability Certification Program is designed to create integrated platforms that transform health and care delivery by enabling health systems, hospitals, and practices to achieve their health information exchange goals and improve outcomes.
Through the Cerner Interoperabilty Certification Program, athenahealth will be able to exchange clinical, financial, and administrative data between athenaNet and Cerner solutions, offering greater flexibility to providers who need to coordinate care and exchange information outside their hospital walls and via different EHR vendors. The Cerner certification process verified that athenaNet is interoperable with the Cerner network by providing electronic data exchange using Cerner's architecture and communication protocols. athenaNet was awarded "Gold" level certification—the highest level available—based on Cerner's review criteria, which evaluate nearly 100 data points covering interoperability, standards-based methodology, resource availability, and leadership initiatives.
"Breaking down information silos across health care is hugely important and one of many responsibilities facing the collective EHR community. The Cerner certification is another step we're taking towards being a truly open, cloud-based platform that helps providers thrive in the face of industry change," said Jonathan Bush, CEO and Chairman, athenahealth. "We will continue to support every initiative there is to unlock closed systems across health care and believe anything less stifles care coordination across the many places patients ought to be able to receive care. In order to do their jobs well, providers need unencumbered access to clinical, financial, and administrative information. This certification ultimately means that those using Cerner and athenahealth can do that, while maintaining the highest standards of data quality."
athenahealth, Inc. is a leading provider of cloud-based Best in KLAS electronic health record (EHR), practice management, and care coordination services to medical groups and health systems. athenahealth's mission is to be the most trusted service to medical care givers, helping them do well by doing the right thing. For more information, please visit www.athenahealth.com or call 888-652-8200.
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